Students’ stir at Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya continues
‘The management is indifferent to students’
The students of Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya continued their stir led by Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) for the second consecutive day in the university premises on Thursday. The agitating students said that they would continue with the protest till the indifferent attitude of the university management towards the interests of the student’s changes. They further said that the management staffers had threatened them with dire consequences when they had raised their voice against the management and started boycotting classes. The trigger of the stir is the decision of the Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya management to abolish the student welfare council executive committee. The Kanya Gurukul campus students have also come in support of the agitating students. As per the allegation, the council was scrapped after the representatives of the student council had misbehaved with the vice- chancellor Vinod Kumar when they met him.
Speaking to The Pioneer, the president of the students’ welfare council Rahul Sharma said, “By warning the students of expulsion and scrapping the executive committee of council, the management has made it clear that it is out to stifle their voice. But we are not to be cowed down. We have received support from the girl students’ council. The management would have to finally bow down,” he added.
Lending full support to the continuing stir by the students, the president of Kanya Gurukul students’ council Rakhi Panwar said, “Classes are not being held regularly in the university. We are really disturbed.”
The district coordinator ABVP Aditya Gaur said that the agitation was fully justified, given the pitiable condition of the university. “A representative delegation of students would soon meet the district administration and the police officers on the dismal situation prevailing in the university. We would also tell them about the threat and harassment the students are receiving from the management. We would demand them to intervene in the interests of the students,” he said. .
Friday, 15 March 2019 | PNS | Haridwar
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